Well look what I just retrieved from various places in the drafts folder. Proof of my good intentions. And other not so admirable traits.
When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?
When I’m home alone there are a lot of lights on everywhere, upstairs and down. Probably because there’s no one following me around turning them off. So I guess that answers that question.
What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500?
Because of some unexpected expenses this year, the unnecessary expenditures have been put on hold. And those are always the most enjoyable kind, aren’t they? Three people in the last little while have asked me, while browsing through my “library”, if I have any new books on my shelves. It feels a little alarming to me to have to say that I don’t. Buying real honest to goodness in your hand page turning books is the best way I know to spend time and money. Because omg, look what you bring home. Hours and hours of awesomeness.
I’m still doing lots of reading. Every day I download one or two free e-books from Amazon. There have been some real doozies but there have also been a few gems. I wonder if I’ve missed my calling as a fiction editor. I like the idea of someone else doing all the thinking and then I just improve the way the story is told. I do a lot of skipping over the dreadful parts.
Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…
Well first off I have to find the damned thing. If I’ve left the sound turned on it makes that part easier. I check for missed calls and text messages, making a mental note of how long ago they happened. Sometimes I’m so on the ball answering a text it must truly startle the recipient, since my normal response is hours later. I’m working on this, I promise, trying to carry my phone around with me from room to room, but doing that is also the reason I misplace it so often. It could be anywhere. It’s rarely used for phone calls because we still cling to our land line. And I never use it for game playing because the screen is too small. It’s always with me when I leave home, even for a walk, because what if I broke my ankle or got lost or needed to take a picture of the inside of my pocket? Best to be prepared for these things.
Share Your World – October 9, 2017
What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)
Once upon a time it was rich, dark, chocolate ice cream with drizzled chocolate syrup. Then unfortunately I grew up.
The perfect food for me now that I am old and boring is low in carbs, low in sugar, high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals and fibre and all that other good stuff, tastes fantastic, and a small portion completely satisfies my hunger. If you have any idea what that food is, please let me (and the rest of the world) know so we can all feel less despondent about leaving chocolate ice cream behind.
Meanwhile I will continue to struggle with my choices. However, I have to tell you I’m astounded lately by my consistently low glucose readings so I must be doing something right. Even though I continue to periodically give in to a craving for salty crap like potato chips.
Are you focused on today or tomorrow?
Today, this moment in time. Well that would be ideal, wouldn’t it? Never dwelling on the past, never fretting about the future. Never craving potato chips.
If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
My great-great-great grandparents on my dad’s side of the family were probably messing about somewhere in Scotland in the late 1700’s. Pure conjecture on my part since I’ve never researched anyone so far back. They could have come from anywhere and changed their identities for all I know. Since they are all dead I think I might be inclined to ask them what they’re up to now. Or perhaps more realistically, what they were up to then.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
My lack of participation in the big world of blogging should be your first clue that I have been largely uninspired lately by anything at all.
Okay, so that ended on a bit of a low note! Must have been a bad news week. Ever leave something in your draft files so long (because it’s not good enough to publish) that when you finally get around to cleaning them up, some of it really doesn’t sound as blah as you thought it did originally? But as for the rest of it, the “delete” button is your friend? I’m down to seven drafts, so on a desperate day any one of them could surface. Apologizing in advance.